Lemon & Chia Seed Oatmeal with Fresh Figs

These lemon and chia seed oats are a take on the traditional lemon and poppy seed pairing. Chia seeds kind of look like poppy seeds right?

creamy vegan oatmeal recipe


The oatmeal contains only 5 ingredients but is packed with flavour. Plus, thanks to the whole grain oats, fruit and chia seeds it is very nutritious and filling.

Want to know more about the benefits of chia seeds? Check out this informative article by Authority Nutrition.


vegan oatmeal with oat milk


lemon and chia seed oatmeal recipe

Serves 2
1 of your 5-a-day


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 Β½ cups boiling water
  • 1 cup oat milk (remember to shake the carton before you pour it)
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • Β½ – 1 lemon (juice only)
  • Optional: ΒΌ tsp vanilla powder, 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Toppings: Fresh figs


  1. Transfer the oats and boiling water to a pan and stir for about `1 minute until the oats have absorbed most of the water and become creamy.
  2. Turn on the heat and add the oat milk and chia seeds. Cook for 4-5 minutes until the chia seeds have swelled up and the oatmeal has become thicker.
  3. Turn off the heat and leave the oats to cool down for a few minutes. Next stir in the juice of half a lemon and optional vanilla powder and/or cinnamon. Taste the oatmeal and add extra lemon juice if desired.


You can use chia seeds in so many ways including granola, baking and smoothies.


How do you use chia seeds?


  1. January 24, 2017 / 1:29 am

    I can’t wait to try this out!! I’ve been on a chia pudding kick recently, so chia + oats sounds like total perfection

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 24, 2017 / 10:23 am

      πŸ™‚ You could even use less oats and more chia if you liked

  2. January 24, 2017 / 10:17 am

    This looks great. I’ve never made anything like this before x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 24, 2017 / 10:26 am

      Thanks. You should have a go- I have some porridge recipes on my blog that are quicker to make as well- this is more one for the weekend.

  3. January 24, 2017 / 10:22 am

    Now this is a breakfast recipe I need to try! Looks delicious and sounds like it’d keep me fuelled until lunch every day!

    Kayleigh x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 24, 2017 / 10:25 am

      Thanks Kayleigh. It was very filling but I was happy to eat the whole bowl πŸ™‚

  4. January 24, 2017 / 10:41 am

    I’ve never used a Chia seed before but I will now! This looks fab

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 24, 2017 / 12:21 pm

      Thanks Donna. It’s so easy to just put a spoon into porridge or whatever you are making for breakfast – I’ve seen people eat them on yogurt and even toast!

  5. January 24, 2017 / 11:44 am

    I’ve struggled to work out what to use chai seeds in but this sounds yummy x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 24, 2017 / 12:22 pm

      Haha – I do find my bag works its way to the back of the cupboard and I forget to use it sometimes! But it’s so easy to add a spoon to your breakfast.

  6. January 24, 2017 / 3:23 pm

    As you know, I’m a huge fan of chia seeds, but I’ve never had lemon with oats, sounds lovely

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 24, 2017 / 6:25 pm

      I was worried it might curdle with the milk but it was totally fine πŸ™‚

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 25, 2017 / 10:41 am

      Thankyou so much πŸ™‚ I used to think making porridge on a hob was so much effort but all you have to do is stir it haha!

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 25, 2017 / 10:22 pm

      Thanks. Even though it has lemon I think it’s more comforting than refreshing πŸ™‚

  7. January 26, 2017 / 2:39 pm

    This sounds so good! Will have to try it out πŸ™‚

  8. January 26, 2017 / 5:03 pm

    OH yummmm I’m going to write this down!! It looks delicious

  9. January 27, 2017 / 12:10 am

    I’m trying to get my son to eat porridge, so might try this.

  10. January 27, 2017 / 12:15 am

    First of all gorgeous blog you have! Second, this recipe looks amazing and is perfect for me as I am vegetarian x

    • Heathy & Psyched
      January 27, 2017 / 10:49 am

      Thankyou so much, that’s so nice of you to say. Hope you find some yummy recipes on my blog to inspire you.

  11. February 5, 2017 / 8:49 pm

    This is so creative! I love lemon and oatmeal but never had it together :)) Can’t wait to try it! I love lemon bc it always give everything a fresh taste, so I’m sure this will be great :))

    • Heathy & Psyched
      February 5, 2017 / 9:29 pm

      Hey Jess. Thank you for your comment. The first time I tried it was because I was making overnight oats with pear and I didn’t want it to go brown by the morning! But it worked well and I thought I’d try it in hot oats.

  12. April 13, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    This looks so good, I absolutely want to try it! Porridges are really perfect for breakfast – nutritious and healthy. I just made a coconut raspberry porridge, using coconut milk instead of oat milk and it was really good! The recipe is on my website, it’s very easy and quickly made – perfect for the morning, like your recipe!

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